They had to take the Thunder offense and squeeze the life from it, allowing Russell Westbrook only bombs he could not long make until the Rockets battled their way to a 105-99 win, and a 4-1 first-round triumph.
The sighting courtside at the Rockets game seems to confirm that Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner indeed are dating.
Alas for the Thunder, Westbrook often was a lone ranger for Oklahoma City, and the third-seeded Rockets dispatched the sixth-seeded Thunder in five games, the last 105-99 on Tuesday night in Toyota Center.
Behind an offensive onslaught and four hitless innings by freshman lefthander Kyle Backhus, Sam Houston State handed the No. 20 Cougars their most lopsided loss of the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night at Schroeder Park. The Cougars managed just three hits - two of them home runs by Jake Scheiner and Landon Etzel with the game out of reach - and the Bearkats feasted on an overmatched UH pitching staff. Riley McKnight had a two-run homer, Bryce Johnson had three hits, and Taylor Beene drove in three runs for the Bearkats, who beat UH for the second straight week to claim the inaugural Sanders Cup. Hurdsman did not survive the inning, allowing three runs on one hit in 12?3 innings.
Jon Windham went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Dillon Nesbit plated the go-ahead run in the fifth, and the Tigers outlasted the rival Bearkats 8-7 for a share of first in District 15-6A on Tuesday at Klein Collins.
The Rockets prevailed and in doing so learned that while they have a long way to go to be good enough to advance again, they have the heart, grit and guts to come up big in fourth quarters and win.
Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
Shocked that a missing person's belongings could be sold, Heights-area resident Elizabeth Stein went to see what she might save. Officials have sent at least one of the discovered teeth to the University of North Texas for DNA analysis, but it could be months before they have results. The process is time consuming, and the lab's backlog grew recently when others learned its federal funding was being cut. Cause of death also remains pending.The collection of photos, which Stein gave to another concerned neighbor, don't crack the case. [...] they offer a rare look at a woman's life in the years before became an unlikely neighborhood activist, taking on the company building apartments all around her, and then disappeared. Printed in 2013 and 2014, the images focus on two topics: her cats, that brought her joy at home, and the gentrification of her neighborhood, that infuriated her. A photograph of a yellow house, surrounded by a chain-link fence and hidden behind much greenery, sets the stage. On the lots facing her, a pair of $500,000-plus townhouses took the place of the two-story "whore house apartments," she wrote. Bradley Smith, owner of Smith Family Homes, built a row of townhouses on what used to be a messy, wooded area at the opposite end of Cerruti. Long-time Heights resident Sally Romano noticed the neighborhood "really beginning to change," she wrote in an email. [...] the bulldozing saddened her, erasing the area's diversity and character and replacing it with what she called homogenous, soulless buildings. A Houston Post newspaper dispenser sat near a red Adirondack chair on the porch. [...] there was also the trouble they created, biting the phone line (the dead phone problem), destroying panties and shoes (all are fair game) and pouncing on each other after eating wet food (like a shot of adrenaline). Davis, who kept the photos, emailed Trammell Crow on her behalf at least once, in early 2
Even as the controversial 'sanctuary cities' bill winds its way through the state legislature, Houston officials came together Monday evening to reassure members of the local immigrant community that they can still use police and other city services without running into immigration problems. "Do not fear the Houston Police Department unless you're involved in criminal activity - then we want you to fear us," Chief Art Acevedo told the crowd of more than 100 gathered for the southwest Houston town hall-style panel discussion geared toward the Muslim community. MJ Khan, Islamic Society of Greater Houston president and the event moderator, peppered city officials and prominent Muslim community members with questions about immigrant rights during the hour-long panel. The fresh reassurances from city officials come amid a downturn in crime reporting in the Hispanic community, a point Acevedo made at a press conference earlier this month and reiterated at Monday's event. The proposal has sparked concern among immigrant advocates as well as some law enforcement officials - such as Sheriff Ed Gonzalez - who have worried that it could make cities less safe.